1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference co-champion
Conference Western Conference
1915 record 6–0–1 (3–0–1 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (16th season)
Captain Bernie Bierman
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     6 0 1
Illinois + 3 0 2     5 0 2
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Ohio State 2 1 1     5 1 1
Purdue 2 2 0     3 3 1
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 1 2 0     3 4 0
Indiana 1 3 0     3 3 1
Northwestern 0 5 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1915 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–0–1 record (3–0–1 against Western Conference opponents), tied for the conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 191 to 35.[1] The only setback was a tie with Illinois with whom the Gophers shared the conference championship. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1915 by the Billingsley Report.[2]

End Bert Baston, fullback Bernie Bierman and guard Merton Dunningan were named All-Americans by the Associated Press.[3] Baston was also named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.[3] Baston, Bierman and Dunnigan were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 North Dakota* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 41–0   5,000
October 9 Iowa State* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 34–6   6,000
October 16 South Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 19–0   2,000
October 23 Iowa Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 51–13   6,000
October 30 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL T 6–6   11,553
November 13 Chicago Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 20–7   20,000
November 20 at Wisconsin Randall FieldMadison, WI (Rivalry) W 20–3   13,500
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179. 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.